A day after the UMBC men’s basketball team exceeded Las Vegas’ expectations by a whopping 40 points in a 74-54 win over top-seeded Virginia, the Retrievers are commanding more respect from sportsbooks. Just not enough to make them favorites in Sunday’s Round of 32 NCAA tournament game. No. 16 seed...
It’s called March Madness in part because no one crazy enough to pick the No. 16 UMBC men to upset No. 1 Virginia in their NCAA tournament bracket would also have the savvy to pick all 31 other first-round games correctly. According to NCAA.com, there were just 25 still-perfect brackets across...
The No. 16 seed Retrievers will face No. 9 Kansas State at approximately 7:45 p.m. Sunday.
If you were among the blissfully ignorant Friday night wondering, “What’s a UMBC?” we at The Baltimore Sun are here to help after the Retrievers' historic NCAA tournament win.
"The NCAA tournament has been turned upside down," Jim Nantz said on the TNT.
"C'MON GUYS, you crashed our dang website, our IT people wanna watch the game too, please form an orderly line,' the @UMBCAthletics Twitter account wrote.
One of the most incredible upsets in sports history deserves some of the most incredulous reactions in internet history.
Here's what you need to know about the Retrievers' first-round NCAA tournament game Friday.